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Face value: UB uses students’ images without asking

03/16/17 12:41am | By Max Kalnitz

Matt Vanderwerf is the UB Stay Longer poster boy, smiling down at UB students from the walkway connecting Clemens Hall and Lockwood Library.

There is just one problem: Vanderwerf dropped out his freshman year.

Angel Cardona’s face graces the cover of the transfer student orientation booklet and transfer students have asked him for advice or about his experiences. 

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The Spectrum’s May Movie Guide

04/29/16 9:50am | By Luke Heuskin

This May brings moviegoer’s two superhero flicks, a wide array of comedies, a sports biography, animated fantasies and more. Don’t miss out on this chance to escape from the endless torrent of exams, papers and studying.

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UB Spring Fest packs Alumni Arena

04/24/16 4:40pm | By Max Kalnitz

On Saturday, a crowd of 6,500 people packed Alumni Arena to see this year’s lineup, which featured The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Icona Pop and Coleman Hell. Saturday's attendance was a substantial increase compared to the 2015 and 2014 concerts and left approximately 500 students outside after the line was cut off.

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UB students react to Spring Fest moving inside

04/21/16 6:07pm | By Jamal C. Allard

On Tuesday, UB’s Student Association sent an e-mail to all students notifying them of the venue change for Spring Fest. The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Icona Pop and Coleman Hell were originally suppose to perform outdoors at Baird Point, but will now perform inside Alumni Arena.

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UB professor Tony Conrad dies at 76

04/09/16 6:02pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Tony Conrad, experimental filmmaker, sound artist and professor in the media study department, died at the age of 76 on Saturday.

The Buffalo News reported that Conrad had prostate cancer and that his immediate cause of death was pneumonia.

The artist’s legacy has reached around the world. From helping name iconic rock band The Velvet Underground to inspiring local filmmakers in Buffalo, Conrad was a true pioneer in the arts.

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UBCon 2015

The return of UBCon: Students are psyched for the long-running convention’s latest installment

04/07/16 6:17pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

UBCon will take place on campus from April 15-17. Many of the weekend’s events revolve around the practice of the Cosplay Contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday to a Cosplay Dating Game the same day at 4 p.m. Cosplay, or costume play, where fans dress up as their favorite characters, is a major part of UBCon and anime conventions in general. People spend weeks preparing their costumes and this is their chance to show them off to likeminded people who will appreciate the effort.

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